Hi everyone. I'm a bit of a newbie with logstash so I hope you could help me with this issue.
I have this customer who uses AWS Beanstalk and has logstash on those instances. They were using logstash 1.5 and I recently updated that to 5.2.
The input is the /var/log/messages file and I added the following output:
path => "/tmp/logstash.out"
codec => rubydebug
But logstash doesn't create the output file and I get no stdout output. I am writing test lines into the messages file (and it's updated quite frequently by the OS), so it's not a case of an untouched file.
I tried running logstash using initctl, and then tried /usr/share/logstash/bin/logstash -f logstash.conf -config.reload.automatic
EDIT: Also, the logs in /var/log/logstash aren't being written to. I set the log.level to debug but still nothing there, not even when I restart the logstash service, which I assume should be mentioned in the log.
I feel really lost here, I'd appreciate any help. Thanks,